外文标题：Indian Railways to build station near Chinese border, defence minister says
PANAJI: Indian Railways will soon set up a station in Arunachal Pradesh near the India-China border, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday.
“A draft of the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) is ready and will be signed soon,” Parrikar said, adding he has spoken in detail about the project to railway minister Suresh Prabhu.
The defence minister said that the “gravity” of the border issue between China and India has come down as far as Arunachal Pradesh is concerned.
State run China Daily had reported on Thursday that China was planning to build a tunnel under Mount Everest, called Qomolangma in Tibetan, as part of its plan to extend its rail link to Nepal, a move that could send alarm bills ringing in India.
This is the first time a tunnel plan has been revealed to reach Nepal. China had earlier discussed extending the Qinghai-Lhasa line to the Nepalese border without digging a tunnel.
Sources said the idea was to find a short route to Nepal for accessing the vast Indian market. Besides, China might be trying to involve Nepal for its Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) project because New Delhi has shown little enthusiasm for this corridor, sources said.
waste of public money
Dont talk and make railway line in Kashmir and all over India koining the border.If Nehru would have done it 60Yrs ago the situation will be completely different today.Seal all borders with 6Meter concret wall and ground radar n it will save India billions of rs in long run and better security for India in long run
Prafulla Srivastav (Kolkata)
Brilliant response to China’s Railway plan for Nepal…
TEJU (AP INDIA)
That sound a BOLD ACTION from INDIA. Lets see if the CHINESE have the BALL5 to object.
Jag M (India)
Nepal….another place for China to sell its cheap goods
LOL Olympus (LOL land)
Wait for the chinese to announce the building of a railway station twice as big right next to the Indian one!
Praveen Kumar (Unknown)
Very good. We should have Rail network in the complete north east states.
From Chinese tunnel, direct to Indian station. who will lay rail track ? who will use it ?